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World’s First Light-Seeking Nanorobots for Potential Biomedical Applications

World’s First Light-Seeking Nanorobots for Potential Biomedical Applications
Field
Medical Devices and New Materials
Patent
IP00588/IP00724

Key Problem and Market Opportunity

  • It is challenging to make and design sophisticated nanorobots with advanced functions like sensing and responding to the environment stimuli 
  • Currently the only means to remotely control nanorobots is to incorporate ferromagnetic materials inside their bodies and guide their motion via external magnetic field
  • Nanorobots have the potential to be injected into patients’ bodies, helping surgeons to remove tumors as well as enabling more precise engineering of targeted medications

Key Advantages of the Technology

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  • It is the world’s first nanorobot that can be propelled and controlled by UV as well as visible light
  • The nanorbot is of a size similar to that of a red blood cell
  • The development of nanorobots for biomedical applications has been a major trend of scientific research in recent years. It potentially open the door to new knowledge and treatments of diseases and development of new drugs
  • With a novel nanotree structure, the nanorobots can respond to the light shining on it like moths being drawn to flames

Potential Product and Services

  • Agent for active drug delivery
  • Agent for supporting non-invasive surgery and nanofabrication
  • Precision medicine and nano-machinery applications

Development Status and IP Strength

  • US Patent Application No. 15/370,783
  • PCT Application No. PCT/CN2016/110024
  • Device prototype is available in laboratory scale

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